Balloon

Recently, while making up a song on the spot, my son asked me why I was so weird. I said, “I’m just expressing my #joy.” He said, “why must you express your joy so differently?”

I told him, “in a world filled with dandelions, I’m a balloon.”

I Am Free

I keep coming back to the questions, “What is freedom?” and “Do I live free?”

I am free.

I am free to tell people how much I value them.
I am free to speak out against injustice.
I am free to give lavishly.
I am free to err on the side of grace.
I am free from needing to demand my rights

or simply from the need to be right.

I am free to serve.
I am free from the need to identify ways in which I am better than others.

Or worse.

I am free from the pressure to perform.
I am free to be goofy.
I am free to like musicals more than football

or painting more than hunting.

I am free to rest.
I am free to take off my mask.
I am free to read from The Message.
I am free to sing at the top of my lungs in the shower

even Air Supply.

I am free to cross the party line.
I am free to drink a cup of coffee

or five.

I am free to not know something.
I am free to be curious and creative

even childlike.

I am free to be emotional

and logical.

I am free to call it like I see it.
I am free to disagree.
I am free to cry at TV shows

even “Anne with an E.”

I am free to color outside the lines.
I am free to hold hands with my kids.
I am free to say no.
I am free to do what I want to do.

I am free. 

Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.-Galatians 5:1, The Message

Isaiah 9:6–a poetic reflection

One holy night
in Bethlehem town
a child was born
the Savior came down.

Not just a child
but a King came to earth
this small swaddled babe
the noblest birth.

Our Wonderful Counselor
God fully wise
His knowledge and insight
filling the skies.

The most Mighty God
magnificent in power
nothing impossible
for Christ, our strong tower.

Everlasting Father
with unfailing love
cradles his children
both here and above.

The Prince of Peace
restoring shalom
Heaven’s wholeness he brought
to our earthly home.

The Son condescended
in the form of a child
The Almighty incarnate
God and man reconciled.

 

 

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